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Stories by Beth Ford Roth

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Green Beret Dies Of Gunshot Wound Suffered In Afghanistan

Oct. 3, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Army Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, died Sept. 30 at a U.S. military hospital in Germany from a gunshot wound suffered during combat in Afghanistan on Sept. 28. Weathers was a Green Beret and Special Forces medical sergeant.

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Missing Marine From USS Makin Island Presumed Lost At Sea

Oct. 2, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Navy has called off its search for a U.S. Marine Corps aircrew member who went missing in the North Arabian Gulf after he bailed out of a MV-22 Osprey that lost power after taking off from the USS Makin Island.

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California Marine Veteran Who Saved Suicidal Woman Named Carnegie Hero (Video)

Oct. 2, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Marine veteran who saved a woman's life after she jumped from the upper deck of the Oakland Coliseum last November has just been named a Carnegie Hero. Donnie Navidad, 61, of Stockton is one of 21 men and women this year to receive the Carnegie Medal.

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USS Carl Vinson To Begin Airstrikes Against ISIL

Oct. 1, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson will soon arrive in the Persian Gulf to relieve the USS George H.W. Bush, and begin airstrikes against the Islamic State - also known as ISIL.

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Search On For Missing Aircrew Member From San Diego-Based USS Makin Island

Oct. 1, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The search is on in the North Arabian Gulf for a missing aircrew member assigned to the San Diego-based USS Makin Island. According to the Navy, the missing crew member was one of two who bailed out of a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey that lost power after taking off from the Makin Island.

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Camp Pendleton Marines Lead New Crisis Response Unit In Middle East

Oct. 1, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Marines from Camp Pendleton's 5th Marine Regiment will head up the Marine Corps' newest Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Central Command in the Middle East.

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Miramar Air Show To Feature Final Flight Of Sea Knight 'Phrog' (Video)

Sept. 30, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Vietnam-era aircraft CH-46 Sea Knight will fly its final time at the 2014 Miramar Air Show, which takes place Oct. 3 - 5. The Blue Angels will also perform, as will the San Diego-based U.S. Navy Parachute Team - better known as the Leap Frogs.

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Navy Fires Commanding Officer Of San Diego-Based USS Boxer

Sept. 30, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Navy relieved Capt. Wayne R. Brown of his duties as commanding officer of the USS Boxer on Sept. 29. According to a Navy news release, Brown's firing resulted from "a command investigation into Equal Opportunity concerns, and is not tied to a specific event."

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Marine Corps' Newest Crisis Response Unit Will Be In Kuwait

Sept. 30, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Marine Corps will base its newest crisis response unit in Kuwait. Roughly 2,100 troops will be part of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Central Command, set to deploy in 2015.

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Capped Credit Card Interest Rates For Military Families? It's In The Works

Sept. 29, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

A move by the Pentagon to update the Military Lending Act of 2006 could result in service members and their families getting interest rates capped on everything from credit cards to vehicle title loans.

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US Troops Begin Arriving In Africa To Battle Ebola Outbreak (Video)

Sept. 29, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Armed with hand sanitizers on their belts, members of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force have started to arrive in West Africa - the epicenter of the worst Ebola outbreak in human history.

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Navy Fires Executive Officer Of USS Cowpens

Sept. 19, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Navy announced Friday that it had relieved Cmdr. Armando Ramirez of his duties as executive officer of the San Diego-based USS Cowpens on Sept. 18. Ramirez lost his job due to what the Navy is calling "an alcohol-related incident." In the last three months, the Navy has fired four members of the Cowpens' command.

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Airman Who Refused To Say 'So Help Me God' Allowed To Reenlist

Sept. 18, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Air Force announced this week airmen aren't required to say "So help me God" as part of the enlistment oath. The decision was prompted by an atheist airman from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada who refused to say those four words in his reenlistment oath, and thus was denied the opportunity to remain in the Air Force.

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Army Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Car Bombing (Video)

Sept. 18, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Army Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, a paratrooper stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, was one of two Americans killed Tuesday when their convoy was attacked by a suicide car bomber near Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Navy Reservist Killed In Tuesday's Afghanistan Suicide Car Bombing (Video)

Sept. 17, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The family of Navy Reservist Stephen Byus has told an Ohio newspaper the 39-year-old father of two was one of the American troops killed in a suicide car bombing Tuesday near Kabul, Afghanistan. Family members say Byus's wife believes she was on the phone with him when the attack took place.

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Special Ops Marine Killed In Afghanistan Insider Attack (Video)

Sept. 17, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Sgt. Charles C. Strong of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command was killed Sept. 15 in what's believed to be an insider attack. Strong, 28, is survived by his wife, who is pregnant with the couple's first child.

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Sending Holiday Gifts To Your Sailor? Here Are The Navy's Mail Deadlines

Sept. 16, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Planning to send a Christmas gift or holiday card to someone you love aboard a Navy ship? The Navy has announced its mail-by dates to ensure presents and letters get to your sailor before Dec. 25.

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2 US Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Car Bombing (Video)

Sept. 16, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Two U.S. soldiers were killed Tuesday and several others wounded when their motorcade was hit by the blast of a suicide car bomb near Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Two Vietnam War Soldiers Awarded Medal Of Honor On Monday

Sept. 15, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers at a White House ceremony Monday: Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins, 80, and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat, who was killed in combat in 1970 at the age of 20.

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USS America To Arrive In New Homeport Of San Diego On Monday (Video)

Sept. 15, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The future USS America is slated to arrive in its new homeport of San Diego on Monday after an eight-week maiden voyage from Mississippi.

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Navy Names Pilot Presumed Dead After Crash Off USS Carl Vinson

Sept. 14, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Navy has identified the pilot who went missing and is presumed dead after his fighter jet crashed off the USS Carl Vinson as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.

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Navy: Pilot From Crashed Jet Presumed Dead; Search Called Off

Sept. 13, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Navy has called off its search for the pilot of one of two F/A-18C Hornet jets from the USS Carl Vinson that crashed Friday in the Western Pacific. That pilot, who was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94, is presumed dead.

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Two Navy Jets From USS Carl Vinson Collide At Sea; One Pilot Missing (Video)

Sept. 12, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The pilot of one of two U.S. Navy fighter jets that collided in the western Pacific after taking off from a San Diego-based aircraft carrier was in fair condition Friday, while a search continued for the other pilot.

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Bulldog Puppy PFC Smedley Butler Becomes A Marine

Sept. 11, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

He might have been the youngest and smallest Marine at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor ceremony at Camp Pendleton Thursday morning, but he certainly attracted the most attention.

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Marine Veteran Reunites With Military Dog, Thanks To California Group (Video)

Sept. 11, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

They ate every meal together, slept next to each other each night. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Robert Hulsey forged an unbreakable bond with his military working dog Jjoe while the two served together in Afghanistan. When Jjoe retired, Hulsey was able to adopt him, thanks to the California nonprofit group Mission K9 Rescue.

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New Ribbon For Marine Corps Combat Instructors

Sept. 10, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

If you're a Marine who has completed a 36-month tour as combat instructor at the School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, there's a new special duty assignment ribbon for you.

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Airman Won't Say 'So Help Me God' And Is Denied Reenlistment

Sept. 10, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

"So help me God." Those four words are at the center of a controversy brewing for an atheist airman who refuses to say them as part of his reenlistment oath, and thus has been denied the opportunity to remain in the Air Force.

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Baked French Fries For Crew Of USS America - San Diego's Newest Ship

Sept. 9, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

As the USS America makes its way to its new home port of San Diego, the crew's dining options have been quite different from what other sailors usually experience during deployment - no free soft drinks, and french fries that aren't actually fried.

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Commanding Officer Of California Navy Base Fires Himself

Sept. 9, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Believing that Naval Surface Warfare Command Center Port Hueneme would "be better served by a new CO," Capt. Burt Espe has resigned his post as commanding officer of the Navy base.

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Rape Tweets Prompt Navy To Drop Cee Lo Green From Concert

Sept. 8, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Cee Lo Green's Tweets claiming a woman can't be raped unless she's conscious got him booted from the lineup of entertainers scheduled to perform at Naval District Washington’s Freedom Live concert later this month.

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Obama Sending Military Resources To Battle Ebola Epidemic (Video)

Sept. 8, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Saying the United States needs to make the Ebola epidemic "a national security priority," President Barack Obama announced Sunday on "Meet the Press" he plans to send additional U.S. military assets to Africa in an attempt to stem the outbreak.

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9/11 Museum Displays Shirt Of Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden (Video)

Sept. 8, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

As the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, the National September 11 Memorial Museum is now displaying the shirt worn by the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden.

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Chris Kyle's Widow Asks Judge To Toss Verdict In Jesse Ventura Lawsuit

Sept. 5, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Taya Kyle, the widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, is urging a judge to toss out a jury's verdict that awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation lawsuit against Kyle's estate.

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US Army Paratrooper Killed In Afghanistan

Sept. 5, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, was killed Sept. 4, in Afghanistan when he was hit by small-arms fire during combat.

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From Korea To Denver, Joan Rivers Was A Longtime USO Supporter

Sept. 4, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Groundbreaking comedian Joan Rivers died Thursday at the age of 81. Rivers was a longtime supporter of the USO, even being named the 2001 USO of Metropolitan New York’s Woman of the Year.

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US Military Heading To Ukraine For 'Peacekeeping' Exercise

Sept. 4, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

U.S. troops will train in Ukraine starting next week - the first time American ground troops have touched Ukraine soil since that country's crisis with Russia began. The U.S. military will join more than a dozen other countries in the peacekeeping exercise known as Rapid Trident.

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San Diegans Saved From Sinking Ship Reunite With Coast Guard Rescuers (Video)

Sept. 3, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Four adults and one teenager who were rescued from their sinking boat on Saturday night reunited this week with the Coast Guard crew who saved them.

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Death Of Soldier With Military Dog Unit Under Investigation

Sept. 3, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of Pvt. 1st Class Darrell Robinson, 23, who was found dead at Fort Bragg in North Carolina on Aug. 31. Robinson was a military police officer with the 550th Military Working Dog Detachment.

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WWII Veteran From California Stars In TV Commercial (Video)

Sept. 2, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

"Pretty damn exciting!" is how 89-year-old World War II veteran Bruce Campbell describes his experience appearing in a television commercial for the very first time. Until his recent stint in show business, Campbell was living a quiet live in the affluent Southern California town of San Marino.

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U.S. Marine Helicopter Crashes In Gulf Of Aden, All 25 Aboard Rescued (Video)

Sept. 2, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

All 25 Marines and sailors aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter that crashed Monday into the Gulf of Aden survived. The helicopter was attempting to land on the USS Mesa Verde when it went down.

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Labor Day Special: Veterans With Unique Civilian Jobs

Sept. 1, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

This Labor Day, Home Post is taking a look back at a couple of veterans we've profiled in the past. The catch? These vets transitioned to unexpected lines of work in the civilian world after leaving the service.

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Meet Kelsey DeSantis: Marine Vet, Mixed Martial Arts Pro, Pageant Contestant (Video)

Sept. 1, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Marine veteran and professional mixed martial arts fighter Kelsey DeSantis may best be known for taking Justin Timberlake as her date to the Marine Corps Ball. Well, DeSantis is making headlines again, this time for competing in a beauty pageant-esque competition called Ms. Veteran America.

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Navy Seal Veteran Nabs Role In Chris Kyle Biopic 'American Sniper' (Video)

Sept. 1, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

With Clint Eastwood directing and Bradley Cooper playing the title role, casting directors of the Chris Kyle biopic "American Sniper" were looking for someone to play Kevin Lacz, a Navy SEAL teammate of Kyle's. Just so happens Lacz was available to play the role.

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National Guard ID's Pilot Killed In F-15 Jet Crash

Aug. 29, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

After days of searching for the missing pilot of a downed F-15C jet in the hopes he had safely ejected, rescue crews came to the realization Thursday that the pilot was actually killed in the crash. He's been identified as Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., a decorated combat veteran.

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Green Beret Veteran Now Serving As US Open's Oldest Ball Boy (Video)

Aug. 29, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Todd Reed is far from your typical ball boy at this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament. For one thing, at 53-years-old, he's older than the rest of the boys (and girls). Reed is also a retired Green Beret who lost his leg during Desert Storm.

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Paula Walker ID'ed As Soldier Who Committed Suicide At Fort Lee (Video)

Aug. 28, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The Army has identified the woman who shot and killed herself at Fort Lee Army base on Monday as Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker, 33, of Yonkers, N.Y. Walker had an eight-year-old daughter she was raising as a single mother.

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Flags Lowered Over State Capitol For California Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Aug. 27, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Governor Jerry Brown ordered flags above the State Capitol to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen California soldier Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, of Eureka. Mulalley died Aug. 22 in Afghanistan.

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F-15C Fighter Jet Crashes In Virginia, Pilot's Condition Unknown

Aug. 27, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

An F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in western Virginia. The jet was assigned to an Air National Guard base in Massachusetts. The condition of the pilot is not known at this time.

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Coast Guard Fires Warning Shot At Iranian Boat In Arabian Gulf

Aug. 26, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

An inflatable boat dispatched by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy fired a warning shot at an Iranian dhow (fishing boat), after a member of the dhow's crew aimed a machine gun at the American boat "with hostile intent."

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Erin Corwin's Husband Speaks Out For The First Time Since Wife's Disappearance (Video)

Aug. 26, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, the widower of homicide victim Erin Corwin, is speaking to the media for the first time since his wife went missing on June 28. Corwin's body was discovered Aug. 16 in a 140-foot deep mine shaft in the Mojave Desert. Marine vet Christopher Lee was arrested and charged with Erin Corwin's murder.